Elafonisos (aka Elafonissos)

Greek: Ελαφόνησος | Pronounced: ela`fonisos
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Overview of Elafonisos

White sand, transparent emerald waters, sand dunes, exceptional flora and marine fauna: Elafonisos indeed gives you a taste of paradise. Gazing the island’s exotic landscape, it seems hard to believe that you are actually in Greece. However, this small island of 19 square kilometers is situated opposite Neapoli, at the southeastern tip of the Peloponnese.

Elafonisos is the ideal destination for travelers who don’t mind about having just the basic tourist amenities, but seek a peaceful place of incomparable natural beauty. Elafonisos used to be a free campers’ haven, but during the past few years police raids have decreased their number. Even though it is generally less popular amongst Greek islands, lately it has become more commercialized (aka lots of sun beds, umbrellas, etc) and gets fairly crowded in peak season. Nonetheless, the island’s authentic charms, friendly atmosphere and traditional maritime character remain unharmed.

The main attraction of Elafonisos is the internationally famous magnificent beach of Simos, but there’s so much more to discover in this Greek island. Inevitably enough, its loyal enthusiasts affirm that once you leave Elafonisos, you can promise yourself only one thing: that you will definitely come back.

Find more information on Elafonisos at the official website for Greek Tourism VisitGreece.gr

Beaches Food Things to see & do

Simos

: Magical twin beaches separated by a strip of land, with endless golden sand, turquoise water, dunes up to 10m and the island’s rare cedar trees.
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Panagias ta Nisia

: Long and sandy beach with cedars and wild flowers, surrounded by three islets.
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Lefki

: Amazing waters, white sand and rocks adorn this quiet, wind protected small bay.
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Kalogeras

: The “sibling” of nearby Kontogoni beach also features fine sand, dunes and cedar trees.
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Pavlopetri

: Small and sandy, it is situated across Elafonisos and the islet Pavlopetri. Note that in the area between the beach and the islet lays one the world’s most ancient underwater cities, dating back to the Bronze Age.
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Ta Nisia tis Panagias

: Greek cuisine
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Camping Simos Tavern

: Greek cuisine
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Enjoy the moonlight by the sea

: Enjoy the moonlight at the sandy beach drinking beer and listening to people playing the guitar
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Map of Elafonisos

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